Our Favorite Moroccan Dishes You Have to Try

May 20, 2019

We love Moroccan food, and here at Afer Surf Hostel, typical Moroccan dishes are our specialty. We’ll make sure to feed you until you’re so full you can barely stand! Luckily, when you stay with us at our hostel, we serve Moroccan dishes for both breakfast and for dinner, so you’ll have the chance to try a ton of different meals while spending time in Imsouane. These are our favorite Moroccan dishes you have to try!

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Typically eaten on Fridays, this popular Moroccan dish is one of our favorites. Couscous is crushed durum wheat semolina in small balls. We serve massive portions and top it with tender meat and vegetables.


Harira is usually served as an appetizer or a light snack. It’s a zesty tomato, chickpea, and lentil soup, served with dates and fresh bread. It’s pack full of nutrients and flavor. Although it’s usually eaten during Ramadan, you’ll be able to find this popular dish year round.

Chicken/Goat Vegetable Tagine

Tagine, or tajine, is a Moroccan earthenware clay pot full of ingredients that’s cooked over a fire, a typical Maghrebi dish. It’s loaded up with spices, vegetables and fish or meat until the ingredients are tender. If you’re interested in learning how to make this dish, ask one of our staff members who will be happy to show you how to cook a perfect tajine!

Egg Tajine

We served egg tajine every morning at Afer Surf Hostel! We fill up the clay pot with eggs, tomatoes, and spices, so it’s a healthy breakfast chock full of nutrients: the perfect way to kick start your day.

Fish BBQ

Because Imsouane is a fishing village, we love to eat fish a few times a week. One of our favorite ways to enjoy fish is char-coaled and grilled on the BBQ on our rooftop terrace.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This is one of our favorite side dishes of fresh, crunchy vegetables. We fill a bowl with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and coriander, which goes great with most of our dishes (we eat this pretty much every night!). We love to add delicious Moroccan olives to our salads.

Lentil Soup

Full of protein and flavor, lentils are a wonderful and staple addition to any Moroccan meal! We eat lentils a few times a week as a side dish and addition to most main meals.

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Amalou is a delicious concoction made of toasted almonds, argan oil, and honey. It’s fantastic and flavorful, and goes really well as a dip for fresh bread.

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